Attorney General Jeff Sessions just asked dozens of U.S. Attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama to submit their resignations, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
Sessions asked for the federal prosecutors to resign “in order to ensure a uniform transition,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.
“As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice,” Flores said.
The department said many federal prosecutors appointed in the Obama administration have already left their positions, but that Sessions is now seeking the resignations of 46 holdovers.
The DOJ said career prosecutors in Sessions’ office would continue investigations and prosecutions until the new U.S. Attorneys are confirmed.